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Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 16:48:04
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Message: Okay, it's been ages since I've posted anything. I've been checking in every couple of weeks but I haven't had much time to "catch up". I'm looking forward to "Prom" Night, It will be my first one ever! Now it's just a matter of finding a dress... and I'm still trying to talk "Jerry" out of wearing the buckskin fringe jacket and his "best" jeans...
Kathleen, Like that old 60's saying goes, "You can't take the flower child out of the boy."
Name: Paco () on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 16:44:09
Message: Cindy, all the girls were in love with Mike Blodgett, I was in love with his wife!!
Name: Melinda Worland () on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 16:02:51
City and State: Mesa, AZ
Message: Just stopped in to say hello. Still alive and doing fine. Hope the world has treated you kindly.
Hi Melinda, Thanks for checking in....
Name: Walter Holt () on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 15:50:47
City and State: Orange,CA
Message: Ricki....Use the email address listed on the Alumni list for Bill. I am in contact with him quite often mostly sending jokes back & forth.
Name: Bill Ennis () on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 15:37:00
City and State: Sacramento, CA
Message: Ricky Farrell, I am not attending the class of 66 reunion, but I am attending the Prom. So I will see you there, I know, you will be the one still calling me 'Billy'.
Name: Penny Prouty () on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 14:49:58
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: This note goes back to a message that appeared a ways back........someone was wondering if Al Jarvis had a dance program (as well as Lloyd Thaxton)....Reminded me that in about 1955 or 1956 (5th or 6th grade), Barbara Orr, Tom Barnett, Gordon Downing and I (if my memory is correct) danced on Al Jarvis's show! ..... our first tv appearance! (still remember my "stage fright").....and no, I don't think we won the dance contest...but I can remember some of it, as if it were yesterday!
Name: Cindy Colby () on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 13:52:49
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: Hey John, there was also a dance show from Venice Beach, I don't remember the name right now but the MC was my cousin Mike Blodgett.
Sorry Cindy, Don't remember that one.
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran () on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 13:18:51
City and State: Lake Forest
Message: I believe that was "Peter Potter" of "The Juke Box Jury",that's my final answer...Hey lets plan a "Cruise Night" on the 18th of August, think about it!
You're right.... I was just seeing if you were paying attention.
OK I've thought about it......NO!!!
Name: Bob Poorman () on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 12:31:11
City and State: Wayzata, MN
Message: Wow! We seem to have hit the jackpot over the last week on '77ers. It's great to see. Any of you others lurking in the shadows come on, come out and play and chime in.
Yeah, I know you're out there 77ers. Susan Ciampa Walling, where are you??
Name: SHARON () on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 11:33:32
City and State: LONG BEACH, CA
Message: I'M REALLY GETTING EXCITED ABOUT THE CLASS OF '66 REUNION AND THE PROM THE NEXT NIGHT. I SAW BILLINE'S POSTING AND AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HER AND EVERYONE ELSE AT THE REUNION. THIS IS GOING TO BE SUCH A FABULOUS WEEKEND. THANKS JOHN FOR HELPING TO MAKE ALL THIS POSSIBLE, AND THANKS JUDY WUDY FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK. BY THE WAY, JUDY, YOU STILL OWE ME 10 BALLOONS.
Hi Sharon, Glad we're all getting back together. I'm thoroughly enjoying it.
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 11:26:12
City and State: Embarrased
Message: John B, Thanks for posting my picture. Do you by chance need a 1977 El Molino? Got one right here. I say that because my Senior pic is a little bit better than my Soph pic. I may be getting older, but I still have some pride! Anyhow, this website is alot of fun. I am glad to see some alums from '77 speak up.
Thanks Jill, Yes I do need a 77 El Molino.......well actually, I need someone with a quality scanner and a 77 El Molino, that can scan them for the website. I just don't have time to scan all the Senior pics any more.
Name: Myrna Wood () on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 11:13:00
City and State: Coalinga, CA
Message: I too have been looking through my El Molino checking out names that sound familiar to faces that may jog this memory of mine (what there is left of it). It amazes me, as I went down the prom attendees list, how many alumni from the class of '66 are not pictured with the other seniors. Oh well, I don't look like my senior picture, so those won't help us recognize each other anyway!
No you don't........ actually I'm probably one of the few HHSers from the 60's that has managed to keep my teenage looks.
Name: Mike Castro () on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 10:54:19
City and State: ATL FOR 1 WEEK
Message: Hey Dan, I did not know that you're a step brother of the Cheeks. Steve Lewis and myself used to hang with them in HB. Hey Jill, I remember you as a good friend of Steve. You and a girlfriend of yours used to hang with him, though her name escapes what's left of my memory. I have been out of touch with Steve for many years, though my younger brother, Dave (class 79) goes to his sports bar, Coaches, in Hawthorne for lunch every now and then. I also remember that I had a crush on Kristi McCormick, however being my shy self, I never acted on it. Thanks to John B. for so many trips down memory lane.
Thanks Mike for making an appearance......sorry, I couldn't find your Sophomore pic.
Name: Cindy Colby () on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 10:08:36
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: Hey John, Was that Thaxton or was it Al Jarvis? I can't remember if that was a dance show or just music.
The Lloyd Thaxton Show was my favorite local after-school dance show. I think Al Jarvis had a dance show too, after he had the Juke Box Jury show.
"Will it be a HIT.......or a miss"
Other dance shows that I remember; Shivaree, 9th Street West, and Where The Action Is.
Name: Ricki Farrell () on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 01:53:00
City and State: Fullerton CA
Message: John: Your suggestion about Ctrl A worked. I can see the Prom list. Thanks! Billy Ennis, I hope you read feedback. I accidentally lost your email address. I think that you are going to your '66 reunion on the 17th. The Prom is at the same location on the 18th. My husband Jim and I will be staying at the Marriott in El Segundo, just down the street, on the 17th. If you get a chance, give me a call there. My new name is Ricki Farrell. I'd love to see you. Heck, I remember when you were in the first grade. Hey, if you are staying over 'til the 18th, drop by the Prom. It will be a real blast. We really have a lot of catching up to do.
Ricki, Bill Ennis has an email address listed
Name: W1P () on Monday, July 30, 2001 at 23:31:43
City and State: Soon to be Sherman Oaks, CA
Message: Jill -- time is taking its toll because both you and Kristi sound familiar and "I cannot put my finger on it now, the child is grown" the memory is gone. I had no biological brothers in the Hawthorne area. I did have the following step brothers over the course of the years Davy Whippo, Brian Cheek, Steve Cheek and Jimmy Cheek. Bob, thank you for the nice
comments (though I'm not sure I agree with the "gracefully" part -- my nose looked a lot smaller when I had enough hair to wear it long!) You, on the other hand, have the same boyish good looks that made you a superstar with the ladies! Hey, maybe we'll see ya at the 25th -- 2002 is not that far away. DJ
How about a Sophomore picture of Jill AND a Sophomore picture of Dan too....
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Monday, July 30, 2001 at 22:40:35
City and State: The Orange Curtain
Message: Lyle, I did not want to do this, but I pulled the El Molino out of the cobwebs to look at your picture to see if I remember your face, unfortunately you were not in the yearbook. I recall your name however, were you on Cougar Staff? Like I said I have a swiss cheese memory, but I do have moments of "Total Recall" So let me know if you know how our paths crossed. Looking forward to it.
Jill, How about a Sophomore picture of the little "picture day truant"....
Name: Maurine White () on Monday, July 30, 2001 at 21:40:22
City and State: Huntington Beach
Message: All the Prom fury and excitement has many of us emailing back and forth and catching up. Something has come up that we cannot remember (as in CRS) and I am hoping some other Cougar out there can help. What was the name of the dance show our school was featured on in 1959? I think the studio was on Hollywood Blvd., and that the name of the show was a man's name. I remember the guest was Sammy Cahn, composer and pianist. We all danced 'a la American Bandstand' and had a great time. I think it was on channel 9. Anxiously awaiting to hear from someone with a memory!
How about the Lloyd Thaxton Show?
Name: BILLINE () on Monday, July 30, 2001 at 21:25:54
City and State: OAK HILLS, CA
Message: JUST A SHORT NOTE TO SAY HI (I KNOW JOHN, IT HAS BEEN A VERY LONG TIME) AND LET JUDY KNOW WE ARE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO PROM NIGHT AND OF COURSE THE 66 REUNION THE NIGHT BEFORE. THE DRESS IS AT THE DRESSMAKERS AND ROGERS TUX HAS BEEN ORDERED. HE WASN'T HAPPY ABOUT THE CUMBERBUND BUT OH WELL. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING OLD AND NEW FRIENDS. WOULD LOVE TO CHAT WITH DICK DIXON AS MY HUSBAND HAS WORKED ON FORMULA ONE AND INDY CARS FOR MANY, MANY YEARS. SEE YOU ALL SOON. BILLINE
Hey Billine, Good to hear from you. Yes, Prom Night is just 19 days away. I am PUMPED!!! Janet and I went to pick out my new blazer and slacks (no cumberbund for this guy). I can't wait.
And Dick Dixon will be there to talk about the Indy Racing League. He'd rather do that, than dance.
We'll see you there Billine.
Name: Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg () on Monday, July 30, 2001 at 19:12:15
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Monday..and let me mention that TOM SHELLEY '62 just signed up for PROM NIGHT on Aug 18th.. This summer is just a Hawthorne Fest at the Marriott Manhattan Beach..all these reunions and the Grande Finale' is PROM NIGHT.. You don't really want to miss this one.. Warm summer nights.. seeing old friends from high school.. and meeting new ones.. Hey, you might even run into that old flame..that never got married..and you never got married..and.. ... ... ONE SUMMER NIGHT!
Name: Sharon () on Monday, July 30, 2001 at 17:34:42
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: It's me again, and yes, I'm going to talk about the class of 1966 reunion on August 17, 2001 at the Marriott Manhattan Beach. For those of you who have not yet registered, you can call and make a credit card payment of $80 per person with Golden State Reunions to make sure a dinner is reserved for you, or you can pay at the door and take your chances. If you don't want dinner, it will cost you $40 per person. The telephone number for Golden State Reunions is 1-760-433-4558. If you have any problems with getting a reservation with Golden State, please call me toll-free at 1-866-574-7763. All but six people who have signed up for the prom are also going to the reunion, plus many others who are not attending the prom will be at the reunion, so it's going to be a great time. We have lots of door prizes that have been donated by HHS alumni, including hockey tickets. Everyone would like to see you there, put on your casual clothes, because this is going to be a very casual event, and come out and see all your old friends.
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Monday, July 30, 2001 at 16:19:25
City and State: Mission Viejo,CA
Message: Dan, Did you use to live down the street from Kristi McCormick, like in the 8th or 9th grade, and did you have a brother? I seem to recall that we attended a party at Kristi's house. Of course my memory is likened to swiss cheese, but seems to me we knew each other way back when.
Name: Lyle Tucker () on Monday, July 30, 2001 at 14:33:49
City and State: Roswell, NM
Message: Just checking in and saying "hi" to the class of '77 (ably represented lately by Bob Poorman, Dan Johnson, Carole Johnson and Jill McFarlane. Do I know you Jill? The name seems familiar but I can't place a face - damn this gettin' old business, anyways!) John, I can't tell you what a wonderful service you're providing for us old Cougars - take a big bow, buddy! Anyways, wishing everyone the best of everything!
Thanks Lyle, I will...... Thanks too, for letting all the 77ers know you're still alive and living very close to the dead alien. No, not Terry....... Stay in touch Lyle.
Name: Anita Young () on Monday, July 30, 2001 at 14:13:47
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City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: God, I hate having to do this to the room, but yet another sad day for Cougartown. Another one of us Cougs is no longer with us. I found out too late on Friday afternoon/evening to post before the weekend. This was told to me by a good friend, Scott Beers, Lawndale High School class of 1976 about Scott Houghton, class of 1978 here at HHS:
Scott Houghton died of hepatitus on May 26, 2001. He was not married nor had any kids but had the same girlfriend for 10 years and had been battling this hepatitus for years. He lived in a small Colorado town as a farmer and sometime small engine mechanic. Scott was told this by his sister, Cindy, class of 1976 here at HHS. I first met Scott in my homeroom class at Dana Jr. High. We both had Mrs. Toffness, and anyone who had her remembers her as the short, sweet old woman who was born and raised in Hawaii and loved to talk about her days back then around the surf crowds. She was sweet, but warned us if we got her mad or on her bad side, she could be tough. Anyhow, Scott was the "class clown!" He would say and do such things to this poor woman, hide stuff in her desk that would pop out at her, etc. We all should of been ashamed of ourselves for laughing at it all hysterically and almost causing poor Mrs. T a massive coronary once or twice from getting so upset with him and yelling so profusely, but he was just so funny and would just stop at nothing for a laugh! But, if you were Scott's friend, if you had a bad day or whatever, he could cheer you up in no time or was there for you however you needed him. He was a big lug of a guy, with a goofy smile and hearty laugh! I am so sad to hear this happened to him at the age of 41. Scott was a good guy. He will be sorely missed.
Name: Bob Poorman () on Monday, July 30, 2001 at 13:50:10
City and State: Wayzata, MN
Message: DJ - You seem to be aging gracefully but I've got to say, You're incredible! You managed to work in a plug for "you know who" without even opening your mouth or picking up your keyboard. Have you no shame? John - How'd you let him sneak that one in?
Bob, Dan is the PLUG MASTER.....
Name: Linda Dietrich () on Monday, July 30, 2001 at 12:57:44
City and State: Kansas City, MO
Message: It's been a long time since I have been on here. Just wanted to say welcome to Carl Johnson 69. Hey, drop me a line. Would love to hear from you. Can't make it to the Prom but you all have a great time. For those of you that remember Mike Whitley 69 he is alive and well. The funny thing is that he lives just down the road from me, not 2 miles away. I had a chance to talk to his wife Barbara but I guess he is awfully busy with his sons wedding in Aug. I will try to call him later. It's a small Cougar World!
It IS a small Cougar World all right, thanks Linda.....
Name: Dan Johnson () on Friday, July 27, 2001 at 14:58:58
City and State: LA, CA
Message: Jill, regarding Mike Deakins, I loved that "Don Brewer" fro he had going. He used to live at 4672 w 118th St, Apt #A (between Eucalyptus & Truro). I know because when his family moved out, mine moved in (circa 1973-74). Russ and Mike turned me on to Kansas LONG before there was a Carry On My Wayward Son (we're talkin Song for America). At the 20 year, Russ told me that he's still playing and that he does a lot of Christian music. He is such a sweetheart (as is his wife). I reminded Russ of a "video" (actually a Super 8) he made in 6th grade (circa 1970) with Michael called "Pollution Everywhere" which featured their original composition by the same name AND "time lapse" photography showing trash piling up at Eucalyptus Park. Stylistically it looked like an Enviromentally conscious Monkees clip. Actually it was a pretty impressive endeavor from a couple of 12 year olds. Ironically, it seemed to have more of an impact on me than it did on Russ -- at the 20 year he told me that he had forgotten all about the film until I reminded him of it. (And speaking of Russ, maybe I'll trot out the Linda Cota story for everyone's enjoyment)
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Friday, July 27, 2001 at 14:14:14
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Seeing that picture of Eclipse brought back old fond memories. My friends Bonnie Lemar, Joan Morris and myself use to watch them practice, it was the first and only time I was a groupie. Anyhow, it was either our Sophmore or Junior year and Bonnie was dating Russ, Joan was dating Tony and I was dating Mike. It was only a summer romance, but these three gentlemen were the nicest guys around.
Whoever found that picture, thank you for reminding me just how special memories could be.
Hi Jill, Lyle Tucker HHS77 came up with that picture, as he roadied for the guys.
Name: YAMMA LAMMA () on Friday, July 27, 2001 at 12:55:20
Maiden: DING DONG
Message: HOT DAM! Tried layin wet wuns on all the male names who's dun there share in gettin PROM NITE 2001 together for us alums and got a HUGE shock from the dadgummed monitor! EEEeeewwwie! Or maybe that wuz a DAN DYE kiss from hisself! Whutever -- dont need THAT kinda kiss agin! Kurled muh hair! DAN DYE BABY -- pucker up cuz I gotta $10 bill says you owe me 10 smackeroos! EEEWWWwwwwie! PROM NITE here we cum! Only 21 days - 22 nights til PROM NITE 2001!!! OOOwwww!
Name: Marsha Russell-Hood () on Friday, July 27, 2001 at 09:52:57
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: I just looked at my calendar and I see that today is the day that Russ Jacobsen is scheduled for surgery. Just a reminder to keep Russ and Judi in our thoughts and prayers.
I called our Judy last night and she couldn't come to the phone because she was busy writing "Dan Dye loves me" on her old peachie folders. Poor Janny, he was very upset when she started writing Mrs. Dan Dye. I told him not to worry, there is already a Mrs. Dan Dye........Ann Dye, and I don't think Ann is the least bit worried.
No, she's not worried about Dan, but Judy is like that nutty woman, Gwen Crows, in Fateful Attachment. Watch your kitchen Ann, if you find a boilin' bunny on the stove, I think I just might know who put it there.
Good Luck on the back operation Jake. Let us know how you're doing.
Name: Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg () on Friday, July 27, 2001 at 09:37:07
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Well, it's Friday. And before John Boy shuts down this site for the weekend, I'd like to mention the Prom Night Committee Members so that you know who's behind the scenes working like little mice, all to make this PROM NIGHT happen just for "you." There's JOHN BAKER & JANET BURKETT - MARSHA RUSSELL-HOOD & ROBIN HOOD - MO TROTT - JOYCE SAVISKY CHANCE - PACO DURAN & JAN BLOMSTERBERG - THE JENSEN BROS & LARRY WETTER. I have the fun part of going to CT and tooting the horn.. the rest of them really are doing all the work.. So Dan Dye is gonaa have to lay a big wet one on all the above names. Thanks gang.. now all of you get back to work..We have 3000 toilet paper carnations to make. Don't forget that we have about 3 weeks left. Final numbers for the hotel will be needed soon, so if you've been on the fence about it..now's the time to jump.
"JUST DO IT!"
Big Dan might be layin' a "BIG WET ONE" on you and the rest of the girls........OK, and maybe Robin, but I'll be hanged if he's gonna catch Janny, Paco, and Me.